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    She is kneading the flour

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    Is "She is kneading the flour" correct?


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    Re: She is kneading the flour

    She is kneading the dough.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: She is kneading the flour

    Is "flour" incorrect? Because we put flour and add water then we knead it.
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    Re: She is kneading the flour

    Yes. There's flour in dough but other things too (if only water in the simplest of cases, but often yeast -or a sourdough starter - and flavourings). It's wrong to say you knead the flour.

    Incidentally, you pronounce 'dough' /dǝʊ/ .

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    Re: She is kneading the flour

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Incidentally, you pronounce 'dough' /dǝʊ/.
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    ...or 'doe', if, like me, you don't know IPA.

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    Re: She is kneading the flour

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    ...or 'doe', if, like me, you don't know IPA.
    Of course we do! And India pale ale is a much more entertaining subject!

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    Re: She is kneading the flour

    Kneading flour would be a pointless and very long activity. The combination of flour, water, yeast, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder etc is dough. The simplest dough is just flour and water but many doughs contain more ingredients than that.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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